Monthly Archives: January 2016

Zika, Chikungunya viruses et al – essential knowledge

This recent NEJM editorial (free access) provides a good overview of the global situation concerning four important arboviruses: West Nile, Chikungunya, Zika and Dengue. Essential reading. This presentation, CHIKV ZIKA Ferguson Feb 2015 includes microbiological and clinical overviews and data on recent Pacific epidemiology. It’s a … Continue reading

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How well is your lab performing antimicrobial susceptibility testing?

Production of reliable AST results is critical for clinicians and their patients. AST results enable correct antibiotic therapy to be directed against the specific pathogen(s). This question guide may assist you to examine whether correct systems are in place to ensure a reliable … Continue reading

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